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Dr Luke Taylor, Australian National University, with an introduction by Genevieve Jacobs, 666 ABC Canberra
Old Masters lecture series, 5 June 2014
Anthropologist and author Luke Taylor examines how the different schools of bark painting in western Arnhem Land on show in the Old Masters exhibition transformed the way that Yolnyu people represent their world.
Dr Mary-Jane Mountain, retired archaeologist
Landmark Women, 16 May 2014
Mary-Jane talks about her 57 years as an archaeologist covering her experiences both teaching at universities in the United Kingdom, Papua New Guinea and Australia and conducting fieldwork while completing her PhD in a remote PNG village.
Kaarin Anstey, Director, Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing
Landmark Women, 11 April 2014
Kaarin talks about her research into ageing and the prevention of cognitive decline and dementia, and how personal experience influenced her career.
Professor Howard Morphy, Australian National University with an introduction by Genevieve Jacobs, 666 ABC Canberra
Old Masters lecture series, 3 April 2014
Anthropologist Howard Morphy explores the cultural patterns and multi-layered meanings behind the bark paintings on show in Old Masters.
Carolyn Forster OAM, Museum Friend and fundraiser
Landmark Women, 28 March 2014
Carolyn Forster talks about her work in the Federal Parliament, and with organisations the Children’s Medical Research Institute, ACT Heritage Festival and Friends of the National Museum of Australia.
Consultant curator Wally Caruana, with an introduction by Genevieve Jacobs, 666 ABC Canberra
Old Masters lecture series, 5 March 2014
Indigenous art expert Wally Caruana explores the visual language of the bark paintings on show in the exhibition Old Masters: Australia’s Great Bark Artists, and provides insights into the culture of the people who created these works.
Catherine Carter, ACT Executive Director, Property Council of Australia
Landmark Women, 14 February 2014
Catherine talks about running the ACT Property Council’s operations, policy development and public affairs, and working with people from bureaucrats to builders in a male dominated industry.
Professor Angelina Russo, University of Canberra, and Dr Steven Fleming, University of Tasmania, with introduction by Dr Daniel Oakman, National Museum of Australia
Cycling in Australia series, 5 December 2013
Can you imagine a city where the car isn’t the dominant mode of transport? Listen to a challenging talk about how to re-imagine our cities in ways that use bicycles to make them convenient, inclusive, efficient and fast!
Ruth Pearce, former Australian diplomat
Landmark Women, 15 November 2013
Ruth speaks about her diverse and challenging international life as an Australian diplomat that included postings as Australian ambassador to the Solomon Islands, Russia along with accreditation to 12 former Soviet republics, the Philippines and Poland.
Vicki Humphrey, National Museum of Australia
Door to store: Caring for your collection, 15 November 2013
Vicki Humphrey, Head of Conservation at the National Museum of Australia, shares best practice techniques in working with and handling watercolour and oil-based paintings.